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Gerontological Nurse Practitioner - Great benefits

Company: Interim HealthCare - Severn, MD
Location: Severn
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

General Purpose:A registered nurse with advanced preparation providing primary care to older adults in a variety of settings, the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (GNP) works to maximize functional abilities, promote, maintain, and restore health, prevent or minimize disabilities, and promote death with dignity. The GNP practices independent and interdependent decision-making, taking accountability for clinical judgment. The GNP may perform acts of medical diagnosis, treatment, and operation in accordance with protocols established between the Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and the supervising physician, as allowable under state law/practice acts.Essential Functions:

  • Elicits a comprehensive health history that includes an evaluation of the patients developmental maturation, physiologic/psychosocial and functional status, cultural orientation, perception of health, health-promoting behaviors, risk factors for illness, response to stressors, activities of daily living (instrumental and functional), service utilization, and support systems.
  • Performs a complete physical examinations and functional assessments.
  • Orders and/or performs pertinent diagnostic tests, health screenings and immunizations.
  • Analyzes and interprets data to develop, modify and implement an individualized plan of care to promote, maintain, and restore health.
  • Collaborates with other health care professionals and agencies to meet the patients needs, referring patient and family to others as appropriate: coordinates services required.
  • Records all pertinent data including client history, physical exam, problems identified, interventions provided, results of care, and plans for consultation, follow-up or referral.
  • Completes other assignments as requested and assigned.
  • May have access to personal health information (PHI) necessary to fulfill the above duties and responsibilities. Access to use and ability to disclose PHI is further defined by each organization/department.Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:
    • Registered Nurse with an active advanced practice license in the state in which he/she is employed.
    • Currently certified as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner by the ANA, or other national accrediting board.
    • One (1) year experience as a Gerontological Nurse Practitioner within the last five (5) years or as required by contracted employer
    • Evidence of current Basic Life Support (BLS) training.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
      • Able to effectively communicate with clinical and non-clinical staff and adults.
      • Able to work autonomously and effectively in a multidisciplinary model.
      • Basic understanding of computers and work place software.
      • Skills in consultation, collaboration and systems management in providing effective restorative care.
      • Evidence of malpractice insurance with professional liability coverage of at least $100,000 per claim with a minimum annual aggregate of at least $200,000 from an authorized insurer under the law (as required by the state).
      • Meets applicable health requirements to provide patient care.Working Conditions & Physical Effort:
        • Work is performed in clinics, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, patient homes or occupational settings.
        • Work environment involves frequent exposure to communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens and/or potentially infectious or hazardous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment (e.g. face masks, goggles, latex and or non-latex gloves).
        • Ability to physically stretch, bend, stoop, twist, stand, walk, reach and climb stairs.
        • Requires normal, correctable vision and hearing.
        • Able to travel as needed.
        • Physical activity is medium and may require frequent lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs.

Keywords: Interim HealthCare - Severn, MD, Severn , Gerontological Nurse Practitioner - Great benefits, Healthcare , Severn, Maryland

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